Data interoperability: How Metro Nashville Public Schools is breaking down barriers

We’ve recently partnered with 12 pioneering districts, Charter Management Organizations (CMO), and education collaboratives to address their data interoperability barriers. In this blog series, you’ll hear from those pioneers: the brave folks tackling difficult challenges and paving the way for others to take a big step forward in using data to support teachers and to improve outcomes for kids. You can find the whole series here.

In this blog, you will hear from Lance Lott of Metro Nashville Public Schools on how the district plans to address one of their data interoperability challenges with the Ed-Fi technologies. Educators in the district want the latest information on student outcomes and don’t want to waste time hunting for the information they need. Lance will talk about their work to give educators the right information, at the right time, via the tools they are already using.

Metro Nashville Public Schools is in the process of gaining better control of student data to ensure educator-facing reporting and district strategic plan KPI monitoring is more accurate and timely. With the current setup, grades, attendance, test scores, and other important academic information lives in siloed systems. It’s been described as a “chore” for Metro’s educators to get accurate and timely information about students that help them do their jobs effectively. Using the Ed-Fi Data Standard is a path that will fundamentally change the way data is managed in the district – allowing it to be delivered to educators in a more timely and secure way, in addition to providing more partnership opportunities with Metro’s vendors.

Listen to the Full Audio Interview with Lance Lott

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